Printable traceable shrinky dink patterns

23 Free Traceable Printable Shrinky Dink Patterns

Free Printable Shrinky Dink Designs for Adults and Kids

In this post, I will share hundreds of traceable and printable shrinky dink patterns so you can create the most amazing projects with this wonderful craft material! They are all free. Download, print, trace, color, bake and enjoy your wonderful charms.

Shrink plastic is my new favorite craft material. I bought my first set of sheets a couple of months ago and loved it! My first project was this hanging moon earring holder, but I have a whole list of ideas.

Shrink film is so versatile. You can make charms, ornaments, key chains, zipper pulls, wine glass charms, rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, pins, gift tags, decorations for scrapbooking and card making, small dishes, bookmarks, and other cool projects. They make the perfect last-minute personalized gifts!

They are cheap and easy to use, perfect for any skill level!


shrink plastic traceable patterns

What’s Shrinky Dink

Shrinky Dinks are heat-retractable plastic sheets. You can find them at your local craft store or order them from Amazon. They are available in clear, frosted, white, black, and other colors, but lately, I found an awesome set with gold and silver glitter sheets.

What do you need to create shrinky dink crafts:

  • shrinky dink paper,
  • to color: regular pencil, paint markers, sharpie markers or other permanent markers, soft pastels, alcohol ink, or acrylic paint,
  • toaster oven or heat gun,
  • baking sheet,
  • parchment paper or aluminum foil,
  • hole punch (for ornaments, earrings, or other hanging projects),
  • key ring, jump rings, or other metal findings for assembling.

NOTE! Wax crayons and other oily colors are not suitable for shrink plastic. They melt when heated.

How to use Shrinky dink sheets

Shrink plastic is easy to customize. Add designs with permanent markers, or color them with colored pencils or soft pastels. If you want to skip the hand-drawing part, grab a sheet of printable shrink film and use an inkjet printer to customize your sheets.

Add holes before baking with a hole punch so you can hang them.

When you’re done with the pattern, cut it out with a sharp scissor. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and pack your goodies. Don’t put them too close to each other. They will curl as the plastic shrinks, and they may stick to each other.

Read the shrinky dink instructions and recommended oven temperatures on the packaging (approx. 300-350°F = 150-175°C). Insert the shrink dinks into the preheated oven for a couple of minutes and let your oven work.

As you remove them from the oven, put a book or something heavy on top to keep them nice and flat. You can shape them while they are still hot to create rings, bracelets, or small dishes (be careful not to burn yourself).

You can also use a craft heat gun to shrink the pieces.

For best results, calculate the right size. The film will shrink 40-60% of its original size, but it may differ from brand to brand.

The templates

This list of printable templates will make your life easier. I used Canva and a collection of clipart to create them. They are perfect for cute and fun projects for those who are not good at drawing.

They are in A4 size in PDF format. Every file has several sheets (8-25) and many cute patterns. I tried to include designs in different sizes so you can pick them according to your projects (for example, smaller charms, longer bookmarks, or keychains.)

To DOWNLOAD the printables, CLICK THE IMAGES of each traceable.

When you click the photo, the PDF will open up in a new tab. You can save it or print the pages you like.

Secure the paper or the cut-out pattern with tape on your table or a craft mat. Lay a sheet of clear shrinky dink paper on top of it. Secure it and trace it with pencils or markers. Cut, bake, and enjoy your super cute projects!

What you CAN and SHOULDN’T do with the templates

These are free printables, meaning you can download and print them as often as you like and create projects for yourself or as gifts for loved ones.

However, they are for personal use only. You may not resell or claim them as your own! I’ve spent several days collecting all the patterns, and some designs are not for commercial use.


1. Spring Shrinky Dink Patterns

Spring shrinky dink traceable patterns

2. Summer Shrinky Dink Printables

Summer shrinky dink traceable patterns

3. Fall Shrinky Dink Design

Fall shrinky dink traceable patterns

4. Winter Shrinky Dink Templates

Winter shrinky dink traceable patterns


5. Valentine’s Day Shrinky Dink Templates

Valentine's Day shrinky dink traceable patterns

6. St. Patrick’s Day Shrinky Dink Printables

St. Patrick's Day shrinky dink traceable patterns

7. Mother’s day Shrinky Dink Traceable

Mother's Day shrinky dink traceable patterns

8. Father’s Day Shrinky Dink Templates

Father's Day shrinky dink traceable patterns

9. Easter Shrinky Dink Patterns

Easter shrinky dink traceable patterns

10. Fourth of July Shrinky Dink Templates

4th of July shrinky dink traceable patterns

11. Back to School Shrinky Dink Patterns

Back to School shrinky dink traceable patterns

12. Halloween Shrinky Dink Designs

Halloween shrinky dink traceable patterns

13. Thanksgiving Shrinky Dink Templates

Thanksgiving shrinky dink traceable patterns

14. Christmas Shrinky Dink Traceable

Christmas shrinky dink traceable patterns

Other Popular Designs

15. Unicorn Shrinky Dink Templates

Unicorn shrinky dink traceable patterns

16. Cute Cats Shrinky Dink Design

Cat shrinky dink traceable patterns

17. Cute Dogs Shrinky Dink Patterns

Dog shrinky dink traceable patterns

18. House Plants Shrinky Dink Traceable

Potted plants shrinky dink traceable patterns

19. Boho Shrinky Dink Printable Designs

Boho shrinky dink traceable patterns

20. Mandala and Lotus Flower Shrinky Dink Templates

Mandala shrinky dink traceable patterns

21. Fashion & Beauty Shrinky Dink Patterns

Fashion shrinky dink traceable patterns

22. Food Shrinky Dink Printables

Food shrinky dink traceable patterns

23. Motivational Quotes Shrinky Dink Traceable

Motivational quote shrinky dink traceable patterns

What can you make with shrinky dinks?

Shrink film is very versatile, you can use a design in many different ways.

Shrinky dink ideas: charms, id tags, zipper pulls, Christmas ornaments, hanging decorations, dog/cat tags, keychains, bowls, bookmarks, name tags, brooch, pins, earrings, magnets, personalized string lights, garlands, necklaces, cufflinks, rings, cake toppers, buttons, bracelets, etc.

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Final thoughts about the shrinky dink templates

Using shrink plastic is so much fun! It’s a wonderful and inexpensive craft material that’s perfect for beginners and kids.

Are you looking for a last-minute personalized gift? You are not good at drawing? Visit one of your local craft stores, get a pack of clear shrinky dink sheets, pick a printable template and create a set of awesome crafts or personalized gifts!

Which templates are your favorite? Would you like another traceable? Leave a comment, and I’ll try my best to add it to this list!

free printable traceable shrinky dink patterns